Sweet Pork for me is so incredibly delicious, unfortunately my husband does not share the same feeling with me. When he was little his grandparents took him to a slaughter house and that experience has left him disliking most meats, pork being one of them. I have to say though he will eat CERTAIN kinds of meat – aside from chicken which he has no problems with, he will eat hamburgers and carne asada, and I guess it is because, well, both of those things are just plain delicious! 🙂 SO when I make pork I have to do a little extra to it in hopes that when he takes the first bite he will come back for more.
I had made a pork roast in the crock pot – super simple: salt, minced garlic, and onions rubbed into the pork. Cooked it low and slow and it was super moist and flavorful. If you want to see how I keep my meat moist you can check it out HERE . Even though I had this moist and yummy pork, I knew I needed to change it up if the husband was going to eat dinner that night. I remembered a friend telling me she added passion fruit juice to her pork when she made Fritada to give it a sweet kick.
So instead of adding some oil to fry the pork up, I added apple juice. Frying one side for 4-5 minutes over med-high heat made this a slightly sweet, moist yet crunchy meat- pretty much like carnitas. The meat has some golden brown crunchy bits that make it so delicious!! I have seen people bake or broil the pork, but I am telling you frying the shredded pork is the only way you will get this yummy flavor!
I wish I would have gotten a close up of the meat, I will for sure get one the next time I prepare it 😉
We LOVE Tortilla Land tortillas. I am not being paid to say this – they are a staple in our home and will make your burritos taste so much better! I have seen them at pretty much any grocery store, but because we eat them so much I buy them at Costco.
Add in some of your favorite toppings – pico de gallo, cheese, shredded lettuce, olives, sour cream, really whatever you love on a burrito. I also love to add SALSA VERDE, which make these babies complete. Salsa Verde is so simple and can be done in just about 10 minutes!
There you have it! A delicious meal that is loved all around, and can be frozen and eaten later. Just heat the meat on the stove, adding a bit of apple juice when you cook it up!
See the Happy!